2016 Tile Trends

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Tile styles transform and develop every year, and at some time all of us get sick of taking a look at our old tiles. You’ll be pleased to know that there are some hot brand-new designs, designs, colors and shapes entering homes in 2016.

2016: what tile to choose for your kitchen and bathroom?

It’s likely you have tile installed somewhere in your house, so it’s great for you to know what features interior designers are supporteding as the current trends. See below to take a look at what tile trends are currently making a big splash.

Chevron-Patterned Tiles

Chevron is having yet another comeback and this time it’s in homes. The design includes inverted “v” shapes that mold together to form a special and attractive pattern commonly used for floors, walls and as a distinctive backsplash.

Chevron pattern tile backsplash in kitchen

The intriguing part about chevron is that it’s both a trend and a custom. What I mean, is that when something’s hot it spreads to homes all over very rapidly and is often overdone, however at the same time it’s a safe look that will not go out of design. When the pattern is made use of correctly and sparingly it has a drastically terrific aesthetic appeal, as displayed in the image above.

Brick Tile

Each season market design specialists select a preferred shape and this year it’s brick. Brick tile, likewise called thin brick or brick veneers, looks terrific and ages well. It’s a popular building product and can be utilized anywhere from building walls, paths and floors to fireplaces and actions. Brick tiles are visually appealing, slip resistant and easy to clean. It likewise does not hurt that they’re fire and fade resistant too.

brick pattern tile kitchen

We’re beginning to see brick tiles of all shapes, sizes and designs, from micro to macro and polished to rustic. Also, designs that imitate the look of old brick walls and painted marble and wood designs in a brick format. A brick tile pattern is a very attractive and timeless appearance that’s a perfect fit for the home.

Gray & Metallic

How amazing is the metallic kitchen area backsplash included in the image above? I just like it! Nothing screams luxury and elegance more than a glistening metallic. Your kitchen area backsplash can cover as much or as little of your wall as you pick. The reflective homes of metallic dance in the light and make a room come alive. The design pairs perfectly with everything from neutrals to brilliant, strong color.

dark metallic tile backsplash ideas

Although, not everything in your house needs to be bright and vibrant. Gray is another gorgeous shade specialists are backing. Embellishing with gray creates a classy and elegant interior design. You’ll be seeing a spike in tiles that are colored in metallic, gray, beige and cooler slate tones. Gray hues create a calm and relaxing environment and a timeless appearance.

Shape & Dimension

The rectangle is being challenged by the emergence of various shapes and geometric patterns in home design. Geometric tile patterns consist of designs such as black and white, hexagons, triangles, stars and diamonds.

mosaic tile bathroom backsplash

You want the eye to be drawn to something spectacular and intriguing when getting in a space. Presenting interesting shapes, promoting designs and special configurations in your home is one method to perform this trend. An example of ways to put shape and measurement to your home is to develop your floors as a focal point and simplify the surrounding walls and colors.

shaped bathroom tiles with small white sink

In addition to geometric patterns, tiles with 3 dimensional folds, wavy ridges, raised geometry, structure and asymmetrical profiles are taking center state. As displayed in the bathroom above, tile is the perfect method to achieve dimension and structure in any space. Glass tiles are often a popular option for bringing dimension into a space since of their reflective homes. It doesn’t injure that they’re likewise lovely and very simple to look after.


Tile sizes remain to grow each year. The larger the better in this case. The improvements in tile manufacturing innovation are producing larger square and rectangle-shaped formats that are rapidly becoming popular with designers and owners. House owners are setting up larger tiles to achieve a modern design and reduce the quantity of grout lines they have clean.

Big size of tiles on the floor in kitchen

Setting up ceramic tile floors is an excellent example of ways to acquire a winning appearance utilizing supersized tiles.

If you like the look of small tiles better, then consider utilizing them for a backsplash or locations where you don’t have as much space to cover, and leave the big tiles for the floors.


Tile is one of those products you cannot live without. It’s versatile, appealing and can be utilized in rooms all around the house. Whether you’re installing tile in your kitchen area, bathroom or as a backsplash, you wish to ensure what you’re putting is in style and helping to increase the value of your home.

Updated: December 27, 2015 — 2:51 am
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